Last updated on: 12/29/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Rupert Murdoch, MA Biography

Title:
Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of News Corporation
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“I don’t believe that people come to America to sit on their hands. The vast majority of America’s immigrants are hardworking, family-minded individuals with strong values. They are drawn here from many different places by a common belief that this is still the land of opportunity for those willing to work hard.

We need to give those individuals who are already here – after they have passed checks to ensure they are not dangerous criminals – a path to citizenship so they can pay their full taxes, be counted, and become more productive members of our community…

If we are serious about advancing our economic future and about creating job growth here in America, then we must realize that it is suicidal to suggest closing our doors to the world’s entrepreneurs, or worse, to continue with large-scale deportations.”

“Immigration Reform Can’t Wait,” Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder, Executive Chairman, and CEO, 21st Century Fox, 1986-present
  • Founder, Executive Chairman, and CEO, News Corporation, 1979-present
  • Managing Director, News International, 1981-2012
  • Recipient, Companion of the Order of Australia Award, 1984
  • Managing Director, News Limited, 1952-1979
  • Sub-Editor, Daily Express, 1950-1952
  • Former Manager, Oxford Student Publications Limited, Cherwell Newspaper
Education:
  • MA, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Worcester College, University of Oxford, 1953
  • BS, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Worcester College, University of Oxford, 1952
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @rupertmurdoch
  • Born on Mar. 11, 1931 in Victoria, Australia
  • Became a naturalized US citizen in 1985
  • News Corporation owns over 800 companies in more than 50 countries, including UK newspapers News of the World, The Sun, The Times, and the Sunday Times of London, and US media outlets Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, New York Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Village Voice, and Fox News
  • Fathered six children with three wives
  • Estimated net worth is $11.9 billion as of Dec. 2016
Quoted in:
  1. Does Illegal Immigration Relate to Higher Crime Incidence?